NFL.com: Dallas Goedert could be 1st time Pro Bowler for Eagles in 2023
There are plenty of candidates on the Eagles' roster to make their first-ever Pro Bowl this season.
The NFL is headed to Orlando this season for what is now called the Pro Bowl Games, a flag football gamer, which replaced the former Pro Bowl game.
There is still plenty of incentive to make the Pro Bowl Games, a player from the winning team receives $80,000, while a player on the losing team will receive $40,000.
Last year the team sent eight players to the Pro Bowl.
- QB Jalen Hurts
- C Jason Kelce
- OT Lane Johnson
- WR AJ Brown
- RB Miles Sanders
- OG Landon Dickerson
- OLB Haason Reddick
- CB Darius Slay
Hurts, Reddick, Sanders, and Dickerson all were selected for the first time last season. So who will make it for the first time this season? Kevin Patra of NFL.com thinks this is the year that Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert will make his first Pro Bowler in 2023.
When healthy, Goedert's pass-catching ability fits perfectly in the Eagles' offense alongside receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. With soft hands and the ability to beat linebackers in coverage, Goedert can gobble up catches and set career highs in 2023. Goedert would have likely been a Pro Bowler last season had he not missed five games. If the elite tight end stays healthy, he should hit the mark this season.
Goedert likely would have been named to his first Pro Bowl last season had he not missed five games.
The 28-year-old had 55 catches for 702 yards and three scores in 2022. If he didn't miss five games, he likely would have gone over 1,000 yards on the season and could be in line to eclipse that total this season.
Other possibilities to make their first Pro Bowl this season?
The Eagles have some aging stars up front, so they used the 2023 No. 9 pick on the 6-3, 300-pound Carter, who is massive, powerful and versatile. He is expected to make an instant impact in the trenches and compete for Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Another name to keep an eye on could be linebacker Nakobe Dean. The second-year player out of Georgia could be an impact linebacker and if so, he could be in line to make the Pro Bowl in a thin linebacker field.
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